Julian Hornik is thrilled to be returning to Palo Alto for his first hometown solo performance. An award-winning Brooklyn-based composer, Julian grew up in the Bay Area and has since performed his songs at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Symphony Hall, the Yale School of Drama, clubs and theaters across NYC, and with just about every Gay Mens Chorus in the country. Expect songs from his musicals based on the lives of queer literary icons Tennessee Williams and Walt Whitman, from the animated musical series Helluva Boss, and from works in development like “Friday, Saturday, Sunday,” workshopped with Stanford TAPS this fall.
Julian Hornik is a composer, lyricist, and librettist whose work has been performed at, amongst others, the Kennedy Center, New York City Center, Ars Nova, Symphony Space, and the Yale School of Drama. His commission from the New York and Los Angeles Gay Men’s Choruses commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots premiered in 2019 at Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Hall, respectively, and his song-cycle commissioned by the SF Gay Men’s Chorus was set to premiere in March 2020 at Davies Symphony Hall. He has developed shows at Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Vineyard Arts Project, Orchard Project, the Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project, and the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Film and TV projects include Share (Sundance and Cannes official selection), and the animated musical series Helluva Boss. Julian is the recipient of the 2017 Lucille and Jack Yellen Award and the 2018 Sammy Cahn Award from the ASCAP Foundation, Yale’s Norman Holmes Pearson Prize, and is a 2020 Jonathan Larson Grant finalist.